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Häxa: Bortom tiden (Witch Child #2)

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Nästan 400 år skiljer Mary och Agnes åt, men de är ändå oupplösligt förbundna med varandra - inte bara genom blodsband. Precis som Mary äger Agnes sällsamma gåvor: hon kan se syner bortom tiden, och det är denna märkliga förmåga som Mary förlitar sig på när hon berättar sin historia.

Det är historien om ett liv som trotsade alla vedertagna normer, som vågade gå sin egen väg
Hardcover, 298 pages
Published August 23rd 2002 by Rabén & Sjögren (first published 2002)
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Sorceress didn't live up to Witch Child for me. It picks up where Witch Child leaves off except the book starts with a modern day girl who has visions from Mary (Witch Child diarist). I didn't think it was very effective because I didn't care about the modern story and the modern characters were nowhere near as interesting for me as the characters during Mary's time.

I also wish the story wasn't presented as real. I like historical fiction and have no need for it to be called "true", that just f
My Mary and Jaybird : ) ....


"Sorceress" is the sequel to "Witch Child" and the continuation of Mary Newbury's story.

In "Sorceress" we follow Mary, who's recently been forced to flee from the Puritan settlement Beulah, and who's saved from certain death by Jaybird, a young Native American man, who we briefly got to know in "Witch Child". My absolute favourite aspect of this story was the blossoming relationship between Mary and Jaybird. It was great to see how easily Mary was accepted into the Na
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I wasn't thrilled with the first 100 pages, but what a turn right on Page 101. It's like reading two different books. From Page 100 onward, I was immersed in a great adventure, and while the book as a whole wasn't as strong from beginning to end as With Child (prequel), the adventure that takes place from Page 101 to about Page 330 is incredible and far surpasses anything in Witch Child.

Furthermore, while the notes at the end likely required a lot of research, the ending would have been SO stro
Aug 09, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved Witch Child, but the climax of that story was supposed to be wrapped up here, in its sequel. It wasn't. At least not in the normal way of a sequel. First, it took nearly 100 pages to even get back to Mary's story, which was an incredibly frustrating wait. The story of the historian who discovers Mary's journal and the descendent that pieces the rest of the story together is interesting in theory but not so much in execution: these parts ramble on way too long while the reader is c ...more
Shiralea Woodhouse
This is the continuation of "Whitch Child" as seen though one of Mary's descendants. I didn't find this book as gripping as the first, but I'm not sure why. It's quite a different story, as she makes her home with a Native American clan. It shows the huge diffence between how the Natives treated her "gifts" as opposed to the English. The story takes us into some of the wars between the Indians and settlers, and shows us the perspective of these people who were struggling to hold on to thier home ...more
Olivia Lawson
I really did not understand this book until the middle and the end, but it is this girl named Mary that from the seventeenth-century who was self-professed witch,and the book was telling her story, mean while it is a girl named Agnes that was born centurys later, and Agnes read a book about Mary that asked if anyone knew her please contact the author.and Mary was dying in the forests where it was snowing, but she rescued by a man named Ephraim.on the other hand Agnes decided to investigate how ...more
Beth Bonini
This book takes up where Witch Child has left off: Mary Newbury has fled from the Puritan community of Beulah, after being accused of witchcraft and scapegoated as the cause of the "madness" affecting many of its young girls. As the book begins, Mary is lost and alone in the frozen wilderness. On the verge of death, she is discovered -- and rescued -- by Jaybird and White Eagle, two Native Americans whose stories (and fates) will be woven together with hers.

In Witch Child, author Celia Rees use
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As the latest in a long line of Mohawk women gifted with Medicine Power, college student Agnes Herne knows better than to dismiss the vision. She'd been poised at her computer, debating whether or not to respond to the plea in the afterword of the book she'd just read - the account of Mary Newbury - when the vision hit. Suddenly, she was Mary, running for her life after being accused of witchcraft in seventeenth century America.

Although Agnes kno
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
More 2.5*, but I didn't enjoy it as much as Witch Child which I gave 3*, so it's got to be two. Which is kinda a shame, because it's not like it was a bad book or anything. It was an interesting look into the Native American way of life and all the associated ceremony and code of life. But for me, there was too much about not-Mary. Indeed, it wasn't until reading this book where it isn't all about her that I realised how much I liked her voice. The bits about her were my favourite, but all the r ...more
This is the sequel to Witch Child – the story of Mary, a young girl who is forced to leave England because her grandmother was hung for being a witch and fears that she will also be accused. Ironically, she boards a ship to America with a group of Puritans and eventually finds herself in the same predicament and must flee into the forest to keep from being killed. This is where the first story ends and second one picks up.

In this book, Mary’s story of survival is told to us through the eyes of
Jun 16, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, ya
This book is much better than Witch Child which seems more like a preamble to this one that a separate story.
I don't understand why these two books weren't combined into one great story instead of two. This one, the story of Mary is completed and her tale is very compelling, I wanted to know what happened to her when she left the settlement.
What I didn't really care for is that it is told through the visions of a descendant of Mary's in our time. I don't really understand why the story was tol
Scatty The Shadow Warrior
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
In this sequel to Witch Child, the writing and story is just as good. Unlike the first novel, we learn about what happened through Mary Newbury through Agnes; a new college student who has a spiritual connection with Mary. We get to see Agnes as she deals with this new information of seeing what happened to Mary throughout her lifetime. In the first book, the author portrayed it as if Allison – the woman who finds the diary pages in the quilt – had written the book and was asking for further inf ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This book follows "Witch Child". For some reason, I found the second book lacking to the first.

Agnes is a descendant of Mary. She answers an add after reading the book to anyone who may have info on the life of Mary.

Agnes returns to the reservation and has a spiritual journey where she recalls the life events of Mary.

I loved that this book depicted what life may have been like in the time of the settlers vs. Native Americans. It was heart wrenching, the suffering that happened for all involved,
Jun 05, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sequel to the brilliant "Witch Child" by the same author. This second book picks up the story nicely, but I found it less fulfilling. I wanted it to simply follow the main character of the first book, but instead it wove in new characters (necessitated by the change in time period, etc.). I mean, you HAVE to read it if you've read the first book...but I certainly wouldn't recommend reading it out of order.
Jaclyn Goss
Agnes a native american is on the trail of her ancestor from the previous book, Mary. In learning about her ancestory she also learn about herself.
Amanda Milburn
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An enchanting sequel to Witch Child.
Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A satisfying conclusion to WITCH CHILD.

Sorceress continues the story of Mary Nuttall/Newbury, a young Englishwoman who immigrated to the “New World” in 1659. Forced from her village after her grandmother is executed for practicing witchcraft, Mary’s mother sends her to America in the hopes that she’ll be safe from persecution. Stuck in the isolated settlement of Beulah, surrounded by Puritans so intractable in their beliefs that they proved unwelcome even in Salem, Mary’s existence grows increas
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WAY better than the first book, I just wish I knew why the author decided to abandon the journal entry style when writing this book? It was super weird to go from the first to this one and have the formatting change. The beginning was incredibly weak and slow. I liked Agnes, but none of the other characters. However, I loved seeing what happened to Mary and how her story ended. I skipped the end notes because I felt they were unnecessary and ruined the formatting of the rest of the book - it was ...more
Tywanna Johnson
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two Thumbs Up!
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
much better then the first book, but i understand why. First book was giving an introduction to the story.
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This one did not hold up like the first novel did for me.
This is actually the first time in my reading life that I found a sequel and actually got to find out the ending to a story I'd read 10 years prior.
The two books were released also with a 10 years gap, I think. I'm sorry to say that during those 10 years the author's writing has not matured a lot. There were a few sentences that got me reading like 3 times before going 'okay, phew, I got it, that could've used a comma'. And the author still fell into some beginner's mistakes, such as: switching
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carino perché volevo sapere come andava avanti, ma avrei preferito che andasse più a fondo nelle vicende di tutti i personaggi, non solo di Mary. Tutti gli altri protagonisti vengono raggruppati nelle note in fondo, peccato.
Agnes, che dovrebbe essere la protagonista di questo secondo romanzo, ha invece solo un ruolo marginale, che nella seconda metà diventa praticamente inutile.
Serendipity Reviews
Whilst planning for my witch themed book, I knew instantly that Sorceress should be on my list of books to read, as the first book in the series 'Witch Child' had been one of the first fictional witch books I had ever read. In fact, it has now astounded me how many are now available, considering how few paranormal books could be purchased ten to fifteen years ago in the UK.

I have to say from reading both the books in this series, I loved Sorceress the most. I couldn't put it down and I was so gl
Rebecca Radnor
The sequel to Witch Child, its places itself mostly during King Phillips War, also known as Metacom's war (essentially when the Native American tribes first realize that European settlers are an existential threat, and banded together to try to expel them from the New England Colonies in the late 1600's). The protagonist is a modern day Native American college student, studying anthropology, who has read the book about Mary (witch child) and recognizes that she might be the same white medicine w ...more
Apr 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Who Want To Go Back In Time...
Mary Newbury was a witch. She was discovered, and had to flee from the village in which she was living, but in the process was forced to leave her diary behind. Nothing more is known other than that she escaped the village with her life. Back in our time, Alison Ellman is desperate for more information on Mary, to find out what happened to her after the events of her diary. And, just as she’s about to give up, Agnes shows up. Agnes knows of a white woman who lived with her Native American ancest ...more
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Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: witches, young-adult
There are lots of reasons why I loved the first book Witch Child (gave that book 5 stars). Sorceress did not hold a candle to the first book in many ways. I will start with what I didn't like about this book.
1. This was not just the continuation of Mary's story, as it should have been. This book flipped between Mary's story (1600's) and present day. That is very hard to pull off, then it turned only to Mary's story for quite sometime to come back to the disappointing story of the present day.
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread
A borítója megkapó, elhiszem, hogy egy 1600-as évekbeli puritán / boszorkány lányt látok, aki a naplót írta – ugyanakkor kicsit rémisztő érzés, mert mintha a lelkembe látna. Egyébként kicsit jobban tetszik a Farkasszem a maga hideg színeivel. Nagy különbség a két könyv között a hangvétel: a Bűbájos Mary borítója a maga barna árnyalataival a bejegyzések szívmelengető hangulatára, míg a Farkasszem kék árnyalatos borítója a felnőttesebb, hűvösebb hangvételre is figyelmeztet. (Ismétlés a Bűbájos Mar ...more
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Celia Rees (born 1949) is an English author of children's literature, including some horror and fantasy books.

She was born in 1949 in Solihull, West Midlands but now lives in Leamington Spa with her husband and teenage daughter. Rees attended University of Warwick and earned a degree in History of Politics. After university, she taught English in Coventry secondary schools for seventeen years, dur
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